Umatilla County Bird Checklists
 
     
     
Checklist of The Birds of Mission Ponds

Prepared by Aaron Skirvin, June Whitten and Jack Simons

Last Updated: January 19, 2016

Total Number of Species Sighted: 137

New Sightings In 2012: Herring Gull, Black-headed Grosbeak,
Eurasian Collared-Dove, Orange-crowned Warbler 

New Sightings In 2014: Merlin

New Sightings In 2015: Red-shouldered Hawk, Hairy Woodpecker
 
View Photos of Mission Ponds

 

Report rare bird sightings to: Dave Herr, Field Note Coordinator for The Pendleton Bird Club, at  dsherr1@mac.com  

SWANS, GEESE, DUCKS PLOVERS, SHOREBIRDS SWALLOWS
Tundra Swan Semipalmated Plover Tree Swallow
White-fronted Goose Killdeer Violet-green Swallow
Snow Goose Black-necked Stilt Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cackling Goose American Avocet Bank Swallow
Canada Goose Greater Yellowlegs Cliff Swallow
Wood Duck Lesser Yellowlegs Barn Swallow
 Green-winged Teal Solitary Sandpiper
Mallard Spotted Sandpiper CHICKADEES, NUTHATCHES, CREEPERS
Northern Pintail Western Sandpiper Black-capped Chickadee
Blue-winged Teal Least Sandpiper
Cinnamon Teal Pectoral Sandpiper WRENS, DIPPERS, KINGLETS
Northern Shoveler Long-billed Dowitcher Bewick's Wren
Gadwall Common Snipe House Wren
Eurasian Wigeon Wilson’s Phalarope Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Wigeon Red-necked Phalarope Marsh Wren
Canvasback Willet  
Redhead   THRUSHES
Ring-necked Duck GULLS, TERNS American Robin
Lesser Scaup Ring-billed Gull Gray Catbird
Greater Scaup Forster’s Tern Townsend's Solitaire
Common Goldeneye Black Tern  
Barrow's Goldeneye Caspian Tern STARLINGS
Bufflehead Bonaparte's Gull European Starling
Hooded Merganser Herring Gull  
Common Merganser   PIPITS, WAXWINGS
Ruddy Duck PIGEONS, DOVES American Pipit
  Feral Rock Dove Cedar Waxwing
PHEASANTS, GROUSE,
TURKEYS, QUAIL
Mourning Dove  
Ring-necked Pheasant Eurasian Collared-Dove NEW WORLD WARBLERS
California Quail   Orange-crowned Warbler
  OWLS Yellow Warbler
GREBES Great Horned Owl Yellow-rumped Warbler
Eared Grebe Short-eared Owl Townsend’s Warbler
 Pied-billed Grebe   MacGillivray’s Warbler
Western Grebe NIGHTHAWKS  
  Common Nighthawk TOWHEES, SPARROWS, JUNCOS, BUNTINGS
PELICANS, CORMORANTS   Savannah Sparrow
American White Pelican SWIFTS, HUMMINGBIRDS Song Sparrow
Double-crested Cormorant Vaux’s Swift White-crowned Sparrow
  Black-chinned Hummingbird House Sparrow
BITTERNS, HERONS, VULTURES   Dark-eyed Junco
Great Blue Heron KINGFISHERS Black-headed Grosbeak
Great Egret Belted Kingfisher Lazuli Bunting
Snowy Egret    
Black-crowned Night-Heron WOODPECKERS BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES
Turkey Vulture Downy Woodpecker Red-winged Blackbird
  Hairy Woodpecker Western Meadowlark
OSPREY, FALCONS, HAWKS, EAGLES Northern Flicker Yellow-headed Blackbird
Osprey Pileated Woodpecker Brewer’s Blackbird
Bald Eagle   Brown-headed Cowbird
Northern Harrier FLYCATCHERS, KINGBIRDS Bullock's Oriole
Sharp-shinned Hawk Western Wood-Pewee  
Cooper’s Hawk Willow Flycatcher FINCHES, CROSSBILLS
 Red-shouldered Hawk Western Kingbird House Finch
Red-tailed Hawk Eastern Kingbird American Goldfinch
Swainson's Hawk Northern Shrike Evening Grosbeak
American Kestrel    
Merlin JAYS, CROWS  
Prairie Falcon Black-billed Magpie  
  American Crow  
RAILS, COOTS, CRANES Common Raven  
American Coot Steller's Jay  
Virginia Rail    
Sandhill Crane    
     
     
   
   
   

 

Photos of Mission Ponds

   
A Spring afternoon with a storm moving in from the south.
 
  Canada Geese on a cold winter's day.      
         
 
Winter Sunrise, 2009.
   
      Two River Otters playing in the reflection of a sunrise, Spring 2010.  
         
     
  A cold, winter morning at Mission Ponds.   High water in the cottonwood grove.  
         
         
  American White Pelicans snoozing in the evening sunshine.    Mission Ponds in late winter with geese at rest.